Briefs, Oct. 5, 2017

Five cars involved in Fruita crash

An accident caused by a distracted driver near Fruita on Wednesday morning involved five cars and caused minor injuries, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

According to Trooper Josh Lewis, the multi-vehicle crash happened around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of 19 Road and U.S. Highway 6&50. One person was transported to Community Hospital for minor injuries, he said. Two children were riding in one car but were uninjured, according to Trooper Dan Chermok.

Three of the five cars had to be towed from the scene, Chermok said. The distracted driver told investigators she was adjusting her radio when the accident happened, according to Chermok.

AARP driving course planned for Oct. 17


An AARP Smart Driver Classroom Course is planned for 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at Colorado Christian University, at the corner of 24 1/2 Road and Patterson Road.

Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. The course refreshes driving skills and knowledge of the rules of the road. Those who take the course are eligible to save money on their car insurance.

Call 314-7408 to register prior to the course.

Comic artists to sign copies of book tonight


Artists involved in The Junktown Comic Book Project will sign copies of the book from 6–7 tonight, at the Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St.

The limited-edition comic book was produced independently of the library but timed its publication to debut at Mesa County Libraries Comic Con, happening Saturday, at Two Rivers Convention Center.

“The comic book was a labor of love for artists Mary Carman, Steve ‘CBS’ Moore, Josh O’Neal, M. BrookeS, A.J. Urbina, and Bryan Wade,” a news release said.

“Each artist contributed a short comic for inclusion in the full-color comic book. The book showcases the energy, creativity, and talent of some of the best comic book artists and illustrators in western Colorado.”

Call 243-4442 for information.

United Way eligibility applications available


Organizations considering applying for program funding from United Way of Mesa County must complete an eligibility review to begin the process for the funding cycle beginning July 1, 2018.

United Way dollars support programs that address human service needs in Mesa County in the areas of health, education and family supports, and self-reliance. Organizations must meet certain criteria to be eligible for funds. The deadline for application completion is 5 p.m. Oct. 31.

To receive eligibility instructions, call United Way of Mesa County at 243-5364, or email Abby at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Applications for Lions grants available


The Grand Junction Lions Club gives away more than $100,000 each year to a variety of community projects.

Applications for consideration are now available online at Click on the CBC link and download the PDF application. Applications can also be picked up at Brown’s Shoe Fit, 425 Main St. All completed applications must be turned in at Brown’s Shoe Fit by 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15.

The money for these grants comes from the annual Lions Club Carnival and Raffle, that takes place annually, the third Saturday in February.

Visit the website for more information.


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